A range of options is being investigated to improve the water supply and management of the entire Darling River system. This includes measures to reduce evaporation losses from Menindee Lakes which can be as high as 750 gigalitres in dry years.
The Part A Report provides the outcomes of the preliminary phase of this project. The report outlines six potential water saving schemes aimed at reducing the losses from the Menindee Lakes, securing water supply for Broken Hill and high security users, increasing water use efficiency, and delivering water for the environment. The water saving schemes include possible changes to the operation of the Menindee Lakes.
The Part B Final Report provides an overview of six options for operational and infrastructure changes to the Menindee Lakes storage and five options for Broken Hill's water supply.
Download: Part A Report Final (PDF - 2594.03KB)
Download: Part B Report Final (PDF - 5378.98KB)
For the latest information see the Darling River Water Savings Project Webite.
Community comment is welcome at any stage during the project.
For further information, please call 1800 778 900
Visit the website at www.dwe.nsw.gov.au